Yup. read an article this morning that said it's 45nm. If that's not enough, I saw a CPU-Z screenshot of the i7 930 (maybe somewhere here? I don't remember), and yes, 45nm. Next, it still has a ~130w TDP. If it was 32nm, it would probably be something like 95w.
Sad. I want a 930, and I'm more than a bit disappointed about Intel's move.
I accidentally noticed you picked me as the best answer, and I'm honored and humbled. :3
Unless you're running a server, you don't really need 6 cores. Now, it's better to have a faster quad core CPU because applications still don't have the optimum multi-core scalability. Even with the latest games, fast quad > med hex.
If the x5650 is actually only between 300 and 400$ (which i don't think it will be since amd won't have any competing 6 core cpu's for servers)I will buy 2 im hoping once pcisig gets off their ass and finally finalizes pcie3.0 specs that evga will build another ddr3 dual socket 1366 mobo with sli and or crossfire and pcie3.0.A board like that with 2 6 core cpu's is my wett dream.
^^You ARE aware that AMD had 6-core opterons out for maybe a year now? Don't forget they have quad-socket mobos for a total of 24 cores...
Yes quite aware.I just don't think they will out perform the 6 core amd's clock for clock which is the only thing thats relevant since server procs are pretty much never oced.From the benchies iv'e seen the four core intels out perform the 4 core amd's and making the 6 core procs 32nm will squeeze a little more perfomance out of them.So im guessing the x5650 will have a price point between 400 and 500 atleast maybe higher.I hope not though.